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Ethics and Reproductive Issues: The Dilemma of Choice What are your thoughts?

Ethics and Reproductive Issues: The Dilemma of Choice What are your thoughts? Photo Credit: Clipart.com

Introduction

You will now write a short essay on what you have learned about genetic testing and the ethical issues involved. Your essay should include the following information:


  • Description of what genetic testing is
  • Description of the ethical issues involved in having genetic testing and prenatal testing
  • Description of Carlos and Mollie’s dilemma
  • Description of CF
  • Perspectives of different people and professionals on genetic testing and prenatal testing
  • How this information is helpful to Carlos and Mollie
  • The types of options that Carlos and Mollie have
  • Some problems associated with genetic testing, particularly if Carlos and Mollie are Hispanic or Asian or African-American
  • The options Mollie and Carlos have if Mollie gets tested and she finds out that she is a carrier for CF
  • The options Mollie and Carlos have if Mollie gets tested and she finds that she is not a carrier for CF. Should they then have prenatal testing done on their unborn child?
  • The options Carlos and Mollie have if they have the prenatal test done and the results are positive. What does a positive result mean for their child?
  • What do you recommend that Carlos and Mollie do based on all the information presented?

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